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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
A REALISTIC UNCONVENTIONAL Special Operation Command training exercise is coming to Kimble County July 15th through September 15th and the planners tell us it is to help the Government gain a betterunderstanding for future missions oversea. The Mission Statement on the official JADE HELM 15 document (easy to look up) states: MASTER THEHUMAN DOMAIN, training in unfamiliar terrain, social and economic conditions, operating around communities where anything out of the ordinary that the public spo ...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
To the Editor: America's Tipping Point..., Genesis 2:27... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. How have we as a Nation, become so arrogant to think that God will stand by, and not judge us, as harshly as He did with Sodom and Gomorrah?
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
It’s just over a year now since I first came to Mason County. Travelling down from the Pacific Northwest, we’d spent some time in Big Bend Park, and then headed north through a number of counties taken over and all but decimated by fracking. I shudder to recall the ugliness that region had been reduced to by irresponsible companies whose industrial trash was literally everywhere, blowing where tumbleweeds alone ought to have skittered with the wind.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
Dear Gerry, A Mason lady recently told me of an experience she had which touched my heart. She’d found an injured cat less than a week earlier. The cat was nice, so she figured it was someone’s pet. Having gone through the normal channels and come up with no owner, she was first at a loss as to what to do next.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 • Posted July 2, 2015
During the last week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a couple of rulings that, to put it mildly, elicited some strong reactions. They reaffirmed, 6-3, the right of the federal government to provide subsidies to participants in the Affordable Care Act if the state where they resided had failed to establish its own exchanges for their citizens.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
CLEAN-UP AROUND THE SQUARE Having recently been in the UK and Scotland, and other previous visits to Europe, I was reminded of the community pride of shop owners in maintaining the area in front of the shops and businesses. Before store opening hours, shop keepers and owners are sweeping the sidewalks and watering the flowers so as to maintain a cleaner and more pleasing entrance.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Gerry: Reminder to your readers: ENEL’s Mason Mountain Wind Power project didn’t leave Mason County but the Opposition to it is still here, also! This is written on Sunday, the 21st, and on the way to church I was listening to our local radio station KHLB. The song that happened to be playing was by Loretta Lynn and it had the words: Livin’ In God’s Country … Let’s Keep It That Way.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
Dear Editor: This letter is to address the idea that the Cityof Mason needs its own police department. The reasoning I have heard is that with the City of Mason paying $282,000/ year to the county, it would be better served to have its own department. So, consider what other small cities in the area are spending on their already established departments.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015
It's a phrase that is loaded with cautionary vigor - "just stay out of it." It's usually uttered as cautionary guidance when you've gotten yourself stuck in the middle of an uncomfortable situation. It is an urging to not allow yourself to have to take sides in such situations. Very few of us ever actually listen to that advice. We get involved in marital problems of our friends, even when we know that the result will be either actually taking sides, or being perceived as having taken a side.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Jet airliners began commercial passenger service in the late 1950s with the unveiling of the Boeing 707. I was in my late teens at that time and I remember distinctly how the jets formed contrails in the sky as they passed over at 30,000 ft. The contrails in those days faded out a short distance behind the jet and left no visible trail in the sky.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Gerry, Mayor Hinckley's City Corner column in the June 10, 2015 issue of the Mason County News mentions for the second time in recent months the city's desire to regulate water wells on private property. This sounds benign and beneficial, but it is just another attempt by government to control people by controlling their assets.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
June is considered one of our quietest months here at the News office. Graduation is done and we have just a few honors and awards still trickling in from the close of school. There may be a few college graduation announcements, a few engagements, and, as the last few weeks have shown, quite a few baby announcements.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015
As I was helping to celebrate with families of some of the 2015 graduates, I had an interesting revelation about the opinions and beliefs that we all hold. During a discussion about a business in a neighboring community, I heard someone recount a story they had heard from the business about their relationship with Mason residents.
, Editor
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
On Friday evening, the seniors of Mason High School will have their graduation ceremony. They are the 126th graduating class from Mason County. I've been covering the graduation proceedings for 15 years. Each class is special to me in very different ways. I've watched my own family members graduate, then I've watched the children of friends as they walked across the grass at Puncher Stadium to receive their diplomas.
, Editor
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
For the last week, I've been reading over the student biographies submitted for the graduating class of 2015. I'm sifting through photos from their time in school, getting their photos from Kelly Guice up at school, and figuring out how to fit everything into next week's Graduation Supplement. I'm always amused when I start reading through the student bios.